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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 18, 2008 5:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: SDH- it's incredible, but I still....

...get chills when they go into Gloria. It's not that great a version, but damn, I've never experienced a group orgasm quite like that. Thanks for making me listen again.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Apr 19, 2008 1:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: SDH- it's incredible, but I still....

I guess you've got to be there. I've always thought the next night is the better show. On top of that there's a Sick Bits version out there.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 19, 2008 1:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: SDH- it's incredible, but I still....

I don't necessarily disagree the next night was better, but it was the pure, raw emotion of thousands of people having just been through quite a diverse songlist (particularly for the time period) and then all signing at the top of their lungs G-L-O-R-I-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. For that final tune, the boys were our backing band and I think that's what made it so memorable for the ones there (and perhaps why they took us all down a notch with day job for the encore?)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 19, 2008 2:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: SDH- it's incredible, but I still....

bluedevil - coming in late here and obviously missed a whole chain of correspondence - but a link to that Gloria, please?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 19, 2008 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: SDH- it's incredible, but I still....

http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-11-01.aud-oade.remaster.20416.sbeok.shnf

SDH posted the other day - stressed that the Comes A Time was worth a few minutes of time...

BTW, as soon as I can, I want to post a link to Mudcrutch performing Crystal River as Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell gave me the closest approximation to Keith and Jerry interplay I've ever heard the other night....

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 19, 2008 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: SDH- it's incredible, but I still....

Thank you - much appreciated. I'd love to hear Mudcrutch too - been a big fan of the Heartbreakers since first seeing them perform back in American Girl days in (I think) 1977.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 19, 2008 3:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: SDH- it's incredible, but I still....

The show the other night was so much fun - I think more for them than for the crowd. The not having to play the "hits" and getting to play in what was essentially a high school gym in front of lots of old hippies (Santa Cruz is its own world - to the left of Berkeley?) w/o anyone knowing what was coming was great. They got to stretch out and play - Petty just wore a huge shit-eating grin all night, and it was hard to see through the smoke or hear through the roar during their cover of Dylan's Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35. (everybody...)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=DG5sJybDdd0 [not the best quality, but gives you the vibe]

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 19, 2008 3:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: SDH- it's incredible, but I still....

Great clip - incredible how they've recaptured the energy of the 70s - really put me in mind of seeing Tom Petty for the first time. Of course 30 years on I'd probably dance myself into a heart attack if I was seeing them now. Worse ways to go though, huh?

As for that Gloria - I am going to have to download and burn that show because I want it pumping from the big speakers. What a crowd reaction. Bobby IS a rock star. Even on the headphones I got an inkling of what it must have been like to be there. Just wonderful.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 19, 2008 4:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: SDH- it's incredible, but I still....

Better quality but another cover from same night of Roger McGuinn (who better than Tom for the same) tune:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=YbQwaKtPvqw&;feature=related

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 18, 2008 8:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: SDH- it's incredible, but I still....

Couldn't agree more. For those that weren't there, they hear that Gloria and usually say "I don't get it. What's the big deal?", and I can't blame them. But to be there, well that was a different thing entirely. I suppose the same kind of thing can apply to just about any show you've seen live, but this one seem to always stand out more than others. 23 years - holy shit we're getting old - later and it still gives me chills.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Apr 19, 2008 3:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: SDH- it's incredible, but I still....

Believe it or not, I was at this show and I remember telling anyone in the que to enter the colisuem before the show, that the band would play Gloria that night (its not like they had never played it).

During Gimme Some Lovin, I told my chick at the time that Gloria was next. The dude next to me told me I was stupid, but I was right enough!

If you remember how poorly the band was playing by this time, funky covers often highlighted rather uninspired shows/tours. Just wanted to blow my horn...

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